The Art of Disagreement & Debate: 9 Essential Tools of Civility to Speak Your Peace

9:00am - June 29, 2022 thru 11:00am - June 29, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




This 2-hour workshop is the seventh of a Trauma-Informed/Resiliency Series developed for leaders and organizations interested in cultivating and sustaining a trauma-informed culture. Disagreements can lead to healthy debate, which brings new information and ideas to light. When a particular issue strikes at the fundamental beliefs of a group or individual, the debate can be especially fierce. In these situations, it becomes more important than ever to practice civility.


In our current environment, the need for civility cannot be understated. The work environment (in-person or virtual) is certainly no exception, as well as with partners and stakeholders. In this session our experts will explain and discuss the 9 Tools of Civility which provide an easy entry into sometimes difficult conversations in the workplace. The 9 Tools are a wonderful way for organizations to become aligned and ready for the challenges ahead.


At an extremely basic level of establishing a thriving and healthy culture, civility is critical. It is the ability to work with each other, professionally and respectfully. This may seem like common sense but is very often overlooked. When not attended to, this can easily and quickly create a toxic culture. “The culture of any organization is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate.” - Gruenert and Whitaker.




By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand that civility is the foundation to change and innovation.
  • Learn practical tools and language for difficult conversations.
  • Gain insight into the importance of civility inside and outside of the organization.
  • Generate ideas for how to best utilize the tools within their respective organizations.




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance. Certificates are disseminated via email to all qualifying individuals approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the event or training. 




Chuck Price

Chuck Price, M.S.


Although many consultants strive to create trauma-informed environments and guide leaders through culture change, very few have successfully led their organizations through this process. Bonafide experience is what sets Chuck Price and Blue Collar Consulting apart from the others. This experience, along with Chuck’s easy manner and ability to form authentic relationships, make Chuck a natural fit to help support you as you lead your agency’s transformation process. Chuck has filled leadership roles in several counties and private agencies throughout his 27-years working in child welfare and health and human services. Chuck’s career has been dedicated to making drastic improvements in the lives of children and families. He has been brave and selfless in his pursuit of excellence, often pioneering pathways not yet traveled by his peers. He has served in leadership roles within public and private agencies, in both urban and rural settings. All of this has provided him with a diverse perspective and the ability to quickly understand and relate to challenges faced by leaders.


As a DHHS Director, Chuck led his department on a successful and transformational journey from traditional compliance-based practice to becoming a legitimate trauma-informed agency. As a result of his work recruitment, retention, agency health, and case outcomes dramatically improved. Under his leadership, overall numbers of children living in congregate care were significantly reduced, and at one point even dropped to zero! Chuck's results and process gained recognition across the state, the country, and internationally.


Chuck started Blue Collar Consulting to broaden the impact of lessons learned so you don’t have to start at the beginning. His passion is to help support brave leaders in their professional growth and development, and to use his real-world experience to assist organizations in their trauma-informed cultural transformations. He also has a sweet spot for his two dogs, Brewer and Uecker, which might give away his other passion…Milwaukee Brewers baseball! Chuck lives in Central Wisconsin with his wife of 27 years. As a new member of the empty-nester club, he is free to travel, connect, and lead your transformational work, no matter where you are on your journey, or the map.